Warning to pet owners

Warning to dog owners in West Kelowna

Coyotes have been spotted taking dogs in West Kelowna.

Dog owners in West Kelowna are being told to keep a close eye on their pets.

According to a local rescue organization Woofer Okanagan, a pack of coyotes were spotted killing pets in the area behind Walmart near Old Okanagan Highway and near Bayview Drive.

In a social media post, the rescue reported hearing of three dogs being taken by the coyotes on the night of Feb. 13.

According to someone else in the area, coyotes tried to take another dog in the early morning of Feb. 14 but a neighbour intervened and saved the dog. Unfortunately Woofer Rescue Okanagan claims the pup died on the way to the veterinarians office.

Others in West Kelowna are commenting on social media that coyotes have been seen in the Boucherie Road area as well.

The organization is hoping pet owners will ensure their dogs are safe when out in the backyard and on walks.

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